Spanish Super Cup hits records under new format

The final match between Real Madrid and Atlético managed to collect a record audience for a pay-TV channel.

The Spanish Super Cup was a huge success both on and off the pitch, despite the first criticism it earned once the new format was announced.

The decision to possess three games rather than one (including semi-finals and therefore the title clash) paid out for the Spanish Football Federation and their partners, because the mini-tournament averaged 1.43 million domestic viewers per game, consistent with Palco23.

As expected, the game with the foremost viewers tuning in was the title match, which reached a total of 2.2 million people watching the game where Zidane's men defeated Los Colchoneros after an excruciating 120 minutes. the typical audience during the game was also quite impressive, as Movistar+ reports a mean of 1.97 viewers during the game.

Speaking about the semi-finals, the clash where Barcelona lost the prospect to play for the cup against Atlético gathered the eye of 1.27M viewers, while the match between Valencia and Real Madrid gathered a touch over 1.05M viewers.

This is a record-breaking event for a Spanish pay-TV network since the final match's audience is half what the clash between Barcelona and Sevilla marked on RTVE last year. The audience for this game was the very best for a pay-TV network.